Jacques Mathis (Author) Sylvain Dorange (Illustrator)
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DescriptionA moving autobiographical portrayal of psychosis and mental illness as shown through the experiences and writings of writer-poet Jacques Mathis. Jacques Mathis tells his own story--of a megalomaniacal man stuck in a body too small for his ideas. His childhood, spent in a dreary little town in Lorraine, France, came to a brutal end at the age of fourteen after he suffered his first episode of psychosis. Since that day, between repeated visits to psychiatric wards, Mathis had to find some way to carve out as much of a normal life as possible. With Psychotic, Jacques Mathis gives us a candid, inspirational account of his daily life, beginning with the day his disorder was first discovered and covering his many stays in psychiatric hospitals, his sessions with various doctors, his setbacks, and his triumphs.
August 17, 2021
7.6 X 10.1 X 0.7 inches | 1.6 pounds
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About the Author
Sylvain Dorange studied at the Decorative Arts of Strasbourg. His first comic strip, La Rue, was published during that period. Once out of school, he published Proust Tales of Estate, an adaptation of three films by Robert Guédiguian with Editions Emmanuel. A multi-faceted artist, Sylvain also produces animated films, film scores and storyboards for theater, advertising and film. In 2015, the singer Sanseverino asked him to make the cover of his new album, which tells, in songs, the adventures of the convict Henri Charrière. Inspired by this experience, he produced Papillon, adapted by Cécile Richard and drawn by Sylvain.